HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c323W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give the annual rates of house building in the public and private sectors on 4 May 1979 and 4 May 1981.

Mr. Stanley

Following are the available estimates:

House building starts and completions Great Britain Seasonally adjusted, annual rate: thousand dwellings
Public sector Private sector
Starts Completions Starts Completions
1979 first quarter 73 93 112 125
1981 first quarter* 34 112 125 122
* Provisional.

Comparisons are not normally made on periods of less than three months.